Friday Favorites: A Mixed Bag

A weekly round-up of recent discoveries.

Image Credit: Chinh Le Duc 

Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut and Turmeric Recipe – NYT Cooking
This stew. I use one can of coconut milk (instead of two), add an extra cup of vegetable broth, 1-2 teaspoons of 365 brand Tandoori Spice, and of course a few pinches of cayenne pepper. Girl, this is the one.

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5 Ways to Wrap Your Holiday Gifts
I like to pretend that I have the time and energy to wrap gifts this beautifully.

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Homesick Scented Candle – Connecticut
Mr. DoH gifted me this candle last month and I have to admit, when I first saw it, my internal brat thought “gimmicky.” Imagine the look of satisfaction on Mr. DoH’s face when I told him how in love I am with the scent. It smells of nutmeg, eucalyptus, a little lemon zest and I cannot be without it.

Image Credit: Kathryn Aleksa 

How to Make Dried Orange Garland
I’m late to the party in terms of physically creating a dried orange garland; however, back in November, I mentally noted that I thought orange garlands were going to be in this year. That’s got to count for something.

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How to Make a Thousand Bucks an Hour
Mr. DoH and I go through our budget every so often and cut costs that are no longer (or never were) necessary. Most people don’t think about calling up their insurance company or their phone company to negotiate pricing, or they think it would be too much of a hassle. This article proves that the hassle is well worth it.